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‘Neo-Nazi dad posed in KKK robe with son’

‘Fanatical’: The image said
to show Thomas in the robe
cradling his baby son
PICTURES: WEST MIDLANDS POLICE/PA

A YOUNG father accused of being a fanatical neo-Nazi terrorist is said to have posed with his baby son for a photo while wearing the hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan, a court was told.

Adam Thomas, 22, and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, gave their child the middle name Adolf, allegedly in honour of Hitler.

Jurors were yesterday shown the image from what prosecutor Barnaby Jameson QC called the ‘Thomas-Patatas family album’.

‘Family album’: Patatas holds the baby next to Thomas in a photo shown to the jury

Another photo showed Thomas holding a swastika flag next to Patatas, who is holding their son in their lounge, while a third allegedly showed him at home in a KKK robe holding a machete in front of a Confederate flag.

Thomas and Patatas, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, are accused of being members of the far-right terrorist group National Action, which was banned in 2016. Co-defendant Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Leicester, faces the same charge.

Thomas is also accused of having a terrorist document, The Anarchist Cookbook, which contained bomb-making instructions.

The court heard Nazi, far-right and National Action memorabilia — including a swastika pastry-cutter — were found at the couple’s home along with crossbows, an axe and knives.

Patatas is said to have messaged a ‘vehement Nazi’ that ‘all Jews must be put to death’, while Thomas had told Patatas he found ‘all non-whites are intolerable’. Counter-terrorism officers visited the couple last October.

After the National Action ban, it is alleged the trio ‘shed one skin for another’ and were part of a successor group called the TripleK Mafia.

Mr Jameson described the three as ‘fanatical, highly motivated’ with ‘a similar interest in ethnic cleansing, with violence if necessary’. All three deny wrongdoing. The trial continues.